Today we have another dose of taking apart a smartphone to see how easy it is to repair, although this time it’s the LG Nexus 4 from Google that is having its internals revealed, and this handset certainly scored a lot higher than most devices for reparability. The Nexus 4 internal review has been performed by the popular iFixit website, and in their teardown they show you 22-steps to take the 4th generation Google Nexus apart and score the device a 7/10 for simplicity to repair.
You can see how the LG Nexus 4 looks in the image above, which had been before parts were removed. The Nexus 4 sold out on Google’s play store within minutes of going live, and considering the great value and good specs, it is easy to see why. The Nexus 4 features an impressive 2GB of RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro chip at 1.5GHz, a 4.7-inch 1280×768 touchscreen, and a lot more. Users also gain from being upgraded to the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean right out-of-the-box, so this enables users to enjoy the latest software from Google without the long delays seen with some brands.
The image above reveals the LG Nexus 4 parts after the 22 step process of taking the handset apart, which can be seen in full here with lots of photos guiding you through the process, although we wouldn’t recommended taking such an action at home yourself. You can see the good and bad points from the iFixit Nexus 4 review below, which the teardown reveals some minor bad points with just the glass being the tricky part to remove, especially considering the need to remove a battery would mean you’re likely replacing it, so that part becoming punctured shouldn’t be a big deal.
Did you manage to get an order in for the Nexus 4? We’d love to know if you managed to order the Nexus 4 from Google before the sold out message appeared, and if not did you run into any problems when ordering? Keep connected to PR as we will update our readers when more stock arrives for the UK and US, although for now you might want to read about the Google Nexus 10 tablet being disassembled here, or this article about the need for an Apple store style launch.